The Wilcox (HI)Story
adventure - On the road and at home
The idea happened years ago in Peter Nichols' mind, but only unfolded over the last few. Peter had always searched for a boot with timeless style, but one that also had the comfort of a casual shoe.
It wasn't until one summer, motorcycling through the south of Mexico, when it became a reality. A heavy storm forced him to stop off in a small leatherworking town where the urge to produce a better boot found roots.
After half a year of designing and prototyping, he sought out a new production town to get better materials & better craftsmen. He chose León, Mexico, for its long history of shoemaking & leatherworking. There he partnered with industry experts, a family-run shop for over 65 years. This partnership is now in its third year.
Invented hundreds of years ago, and still considered one of the finest methods of shoe construction, the Goodyear Welt provides a sure foundation that lasts. By separating the outsoles, our boots can be resoled to add years to the life of your boot.
From the 100% full-grain leather to the memory foam footbed, every material and finish has been tried and tested until we landed on a product we can stand by. We haven't settled on a single piece and are confident you will appreciate the level of craftsmanship.
Proudly North American-Made
León Mexico is internationally known as the footwear capital of the world and is the heart of footwear in North America. With the exception of our footbed, made in Connecticut, our materials are all made within a 5 mile radius of León, That, paired with a design created and tested in Salt Lake City, Utah, Wilcox boots is a true North American-made boot. No materials are sourced or shipped overseas, creating a carbon footprint that is very local.
There wouldn't be one without the support of over 4,000 Worldwide customers in over 27 countries and counting. Thank you for following Wilcox on our journey and to our new customers - welcome to the family.
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